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Burnt shadows, Kamila Shamsie

Label
Burnt shadows
Title
Burnt shadows
Statement of responsibility
Kamila Shamsie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Awards note
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize, 2009
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
Fiction
Index
no index present
LC item number
B87 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Burnt shadows, Kamila Shamsie
Label
Burnt shadows, Kamila Shamsie
Publication
Note
"GRANTA Best Young British Novelist, 2013" --cover
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Related Authorities
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In a prison cell in the US, a man stands trembling, naked, fearfully waiting to be shipped to Guantánamo Bay. How did it come to this? he wonders...August 9th, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps out onto her veranda, taking in the view of the terraced slopes leading up to the sky. Wrapped in a kimono with three black cranes swooping across the back, she is twenty-one, in love with the man she is to marry, Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns white. In the next, it explodes with the sound of fire and the horror of realisation. In the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird-shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she has lost. In search of new beginnings, she travels to Delhi two years later. There she walks into the lives of Konrad's half-sister, Elizabeth, her husband James Burton, and their employee Sajjad Ashraf, from whom she starts to learn Urdu. As the years unravel, new homes replace those left behind and old wars are seamlessly usurped by new conflicts. But the shadows of history - personal, political - are cast over the entwined worlds of the Burtons, Ashrafs and the Tanakas as they are transported from Pakistan to New York, and in the novel's astonishing climax, to Afghanistan in the immediate wake of 9/11
Control code
13207660
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781408800874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TUR4219.62832
  • (OCoLC)501390119
  • (AuCNLKIN)000045222251

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